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East Caln Township News

Posted on: August 9, 2022

Pedals for Progress!

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Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace, in its continuing effort to recycle unwanted

items properly, is having a used bike and sewing machine collection sponsored by

Chester County Solid Waste Authority.

Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate

his or her bike to this worthy cause. We do not accept “bikes for parts” or

disassembled bikes. We also accept working portable sewing machines and sewing

notions (no fabric, please).

Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off from 12pm – 3pm on Sunday

October 23, 2022 - rain or shine - at West Goshen Municipal Complex located

at 1025 Paoli Pike (entrance on Five Points Rd), West Goshen, PA 19380.

P4P/SP collects 3,000 to 5,000 items annually and transfers this material wealth to

those more needy. To date, more than 162,000 bicycles and 5,200 sewing

machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and

Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies

and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. Bikes provide reliable

transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market, and greater

mobility accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments help

initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may

otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for adults is

vital to the development and success of struggling communities.

It costs on average $52 to collect, process, and ship each bicycle. A donation

toward shipping costs is necessary for our continued success (suggested $20

per bike and sewing machine, minimum $10). All cash and material donations

are fully deductible and a receipt will be provided on site.

Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a registered

charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT. Brochures explaining this innovative

program will be available at the collection site. P4P seeks donations of wrenches

for our overseas shops. For detailed information about our overseas projects and a

current schedule of bicycle and sewing machine collections, visit our website at

For more information please contact Patti Lynn (484) 796-4039

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